Irish National League


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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Augusta Ward
Other major influences on MAW 's writing from around this time were a visit to Oxford by French sceptic Ernest Renan , who figures as an intellectual presence in a number of her novels, and...
Literary Setting Harriett Jay
HJ sets this tale in a place called Patrickstown, which may be the one in central Ireland (County Meath), but which has rather the feel of north-western Ireland, with a contemporary setting focusing on...
Material Conditions of Writing May Laffan
She was furious at being identified, as she intensely disliked publicity. In an angry letter to George Grove , editor of the magazine, she wrote: I thought I had clearly made it understood to the...
Material Conditions of Writing Helen Taylor
HT made a fighting speech (following the government's suppression of the Irish Land League and imprisonment of Charles Stewart Parnell ) on the iniquities which were now disgracing England in Ireland (which, she pointed out...
politics Harriett Jay
In her dedication of The Priest's BlessingHJ declared herself opposed to Irish nationalism. She implicitly condemned the members of the Irish Land League —a nationalist organization (founded in late 1879) whose ultimate goal was...
politics May Laffan
ML became involved with various political scenes through her family members and friends. The Fitzgibbon half of her family were conservative Unionists, and she was influenced by her maternal great-uncle Gerald Fitzgibbon 's essay collection...
politics Hannah Lynch
The League itself, headed by Anna Parnell , was an off-shoot of the Irish Land League , and was the very first political association of Irish women. Lynch was secretary of the London branch while...
politics Hannah Lynch
In 1882 Anna's brother Charles Parnell , president of the Irish Land League , stopped funds to the Ladies' Land League and to his sister. Anna never spoke to him again.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Anna Parnell
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
politics Dora Sigerson
DS accompanied Katharine Tynan to a mass meeting for the National Land League at the Rotunda in Dublin, where Charles Parnell spoke, just as his naming in the O'Shea divorce case was fatally dividing...
politics John Millington Synge
Maud Gonne had been assisting tenants in Donegal who were threatened with eviction by their landlords. After meeting her, JMS joined the Irish League (further severing his links with his family's landlord class). However, he...
politics Katharine Tynan
She had attended the first meeting of the Ladies' Land League , which was formed on 31 January 1881 by Anna Catherine Parnell , sister of Charles Parnell (the Irish nationalist and founder in 1879...
politics Katharine Tynan
KT was a Parnellite: that is, she continued to support the Irish nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell even after he was found guilty of adultery in the O'Shea divorce case in November 1890. Parnell had led...
politics Katharine Tynan
Soon after hearing Parnell speak at the Rotunda, KT joined the National League (which formerly had not interested her, though she had worked for the Ladies' Land League ) and became a Nationalist.
On 12...
Residence May Crommelin
Helen C. Black dated the end of MC 's girlhood in Ireland to the beginning of Irish land troubles:
Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. Maclaren, 1906.
she probably meant the unrest and activism associated with the founding of the Irish National Land League
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Harriett Jay
The Priest's Blessing also articulates a violently anti-nationalist and particularly anti-Land League sentiment, again through the voice of O'Brien, who argues that Catholics are unfit to own land. When asked what the fate of...


Later 1879
In a year when the Irish harvest failed almost entirely, the Irish National Land League was formed in Dublin, with Charles Stewart Parnell as president.
January 1881
Charles Stewart Parnell and several prominent Irish Land League members were tried on various charges, the most general of which was demoralizing the Irish; they were all acquitted.
31 January 1881
At the end of the month in which Charles Stewart Parnell stood trial for demoralizing the Irish people, his sister Anna Catherine Parnell launched the Ladies' Land League in Ireland; like the original Land League
2 March 1881
The Protection of Person and Property (Ireland) Act allowed for arrest on a Lord-Lieutenant's warrant of any person suspected of engaging in acts of treason or of inciting violence.
2 March 1881
The Protection of Person and Property (Ireland) Act allowed for arrest on a Lord-Lieutenant's warrant of any person suspected of engaging in acts of treason or of inciting violence.
24 December 1881
The British government declared the IrishLadies' Land League an illegal organization.
12 September 1882
Charles Stewart Parnell , Michael Davitt , and John Dillon transformed the Irish Land League (now an illegal organization) into a new National League intended to further Irish nationalist political agendas.